|V/A - Janus [gruen007] - Various Artists|
White Plains, Comfort Rooms When winter draws a deep cold breath over fields and forests the human adjourns to his sitting room, retiring back to warm places and looking at the world outside. The glass window is the required artificial separation that lets us survive from the mortal power of coldness. Behind the window we can build up our private little universe with plants and flowers which need southern heat normally...
Keywords: Lounge; Techdub; Ambient; Minimalism
Downloads: 20,933 (2 reviews)
|Gurtz - Casa De Verano [stadt010] - Gurtz|
Unchilled Temper I'm at the shore. Music is circling in my ears. Friendly people, I catch a few hispanic words, barely dressed sexy chicks are crossing my path. Plashing water, the sun burns while a refreshing sip of water is running down my throat. Laziness extending, contentment. After we caught a glimpse of the first warm sunbeams of late winter and early spring in Eastern Europe and Germany, we move straight to the wide and warm shores of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires...
Keywords: Dubhouse; Minimal-Dub; Microhouse
|Frank Biedermann - Wookiee Woods [stadt004] - Frank Biedermann|
Deep Forests And Abysmal Creatures Shaggy giants from an arboreal world, the tall and commanding Wookiee species is an impressive sight to even the most jaded spacer. Despite their fearsome and savage countenance, Wookiees are intelligent, sophisticated, loyal and trusting. Loyalty and bravery are near-sacred tenets in Wookiee society. When peaceful, Wookiees are tender and gentle. Their tempers, however, are short; when angered, Wookiees can fly into a berserker rage and will not stop until the...
Keywords: Minimal Techno; Techdub
Downloads: 11,280 (4 reviews)
|V/A - Ennui [gruen012] - Various Artists|
Smacks of Indian Summer Satiety The Jollity of spring has been gone long ago and the exuberance of hot summer days has brought a plethora of thoughts and sensations to cope with. Suffering from a lack of interesting things to see, hear, or do, while beeing not in the mood of "doing nothing" we drift into a strange unbalanced mood coming from a very balanced situation: the autumnal equinox. And this transition from the active to the passive part of the year is accompanied by that affection called...
Keywords: Ambient; Drone; Avantgarde
Downloads: 8,384 (2 reviews)
|Gras - Gras [gruen005] - Gras|
The Infinite Process Of Absorbing The monotonous noise of bypassing cars drags me away from sleep and into another day. Time doesn't exist, there are just processes and my whole life seems to be tied to an infinite process like the neverending looping sound of the cars outside my small apartment. I open the door, however unable to open the walls of isolation that seperate me from mankind. Sitting down beside the road, I feel the wet grass with my fingers...
Keywords: Ambient; IDM; Clicks+Cuts
Downloads: 7,734 (1 review)
|Acidrain - Maridia [gruen011] - Acidrain|
Im surrounded by blue shades, floating in deep blue spaces, watching sunbeams shimmering through the silky water. Im weightless, drifting in every possible direction and at the same time resting in my place, enjoying the wide freeness beneath the waves. Encircled by plenty exotic lifeforms in versatile colours, scrutinizing me like an alien or just trying to remain camouflaged, my floating is only limited by the resting amount of oxygen Im carrying along...
Keywords: Microhouse; Ambient Techno; Microtechno
Downloads: 7,077 (1 review)
|Martin Donath - Dimanche [gruen002] - Martin Donath|
Une Journée Calme En Été 'Dimanche' (Sunday) is the most important day of the week on which you should forget about your workday problems and worries, and just lay back and enjoy your life. Working every week under the pressure of the society, sunday is reserved for everyone to recreate. Especially in summer this isn't as easy as it sounds, because the heat is doing everyone. After the really hot summer in 2003 'Dimanche' is anticipating to the upcoming hot days this year, which will apparent...
Keywords: Deephouse; Minimal House
Downloads: 6,086 (3 reviews)
|Kazooo - Changes [stadt009] - Kazooo|
Linear Circulation Fire, earth, water, metal, and wood? Kazooo lists five elements which he supposes to be mixed in a certain state. But the occidental view of world knows only air, fire, earth and water as parts of our doctrine of elements which is strongly connected with the doctrine of temper. Our thinking assigns colors, cardinal points, zodiac signs, numbers and much more to these elements. The basic number should be four - where does the additional element come from? In contradiction to th...
Downloads: 5,715 (1 review)
|Acidrain - Mostly Covered In Clouds [gruen004] - Acidrain|
Warm But Distant 'Mostly covered in clouds' proclaims some very certain kind of mood, which can be found in very early hours in the morning when the sun's light is irradiating little fluffy clouds from below the horizon, and in later evening when the sky is covered in extensive clouds with the sun shining through, spending some strange light between yellow and orange. Both moments are retinued by feelings of warmth and contiguity and help to gain new energy to manage one's problems and fears...
Keywords: Minimal House; Deephouse
Downloads: 5,548 (1 review)
|Lomov - Lapilibrium [gruen008] - Lomov|
Immovable Movers My 'book of stones' started with an unarranged collection of different stones which were accidentally found or bought and kept as 'jewels'. The more the collection grew the wish boosted to bring them into a logical order, to catalogue them. But with each additional stone my assurance rose that it is impossible to summarize the endless variety of nature and its plentifulness. My fascination of stones based upon the awareness that this preciousness has an age of millions of years...
Keywords: Experimental; Minimalism; Clicks+Cuts
Downloads: 5,006 (4 reviews)
|Georg Neufeld - Lakeside [gruen003] - Georg Neufeld|
Transient Relations Wake up its springtime, time for arousing moods, for transitions, for the great gender oxymoron. Getting rid of the cold winter chains, feeling the early warm sunbeams on the skin, walking along the lakeside shore you're being accompanied by one single thought: Love to feel your body. Yearning for sweet closeness the ambience is still too brumal to harmonize the yin and yang. How do we get? Georg Neufelds 'Lakeside ep' is just dedicated to the outlook from his studio window a...
Keywords: Minimal House; Deephouse
|V/A - Crumbed (Monoide Remixes) [stadt008] - Various Artists|
Nouvelle Cuisine Sometimes there is not enough time to eat all the crispy brown rolls in the morning and as we don't want to waste anything, we have to consider what to do with it. Its up to the cooks imagination to find a clever use for all the rests he finds in his kitchen. Maybe he wants to make a veal cutlet, so he has to crumb the roll with a grater to make a good panade. Or he decides to work up mincemeat to meatballs, so he has to soak and mix the roll afterwards...
Keywords: Ambient; Techhouse; Minimal; Microhouse
Downloads: 4,725 (1 review)
|Rob Keens - Cloud Presets [stadt011] - Rob Keens|
Atmospheric Accumulations Clouds, also called hydrometeors, consist of water- and ice particles which float in higher spheres and usually do not touch the ground. Furthermore they can contain bigger masses of exhaust gases, smoke and dust. In the year 1802 Luke Howard, a pharmacist from London, classified four main types of clouds: Cumulus, Nimbus, Cirrus and Stratus. Cumulus clouds are big accumulations of fluffy clouds, Nimbus clouds are responsible for rain, Cirrus clouds float in enormous he...
Keywords: Listening Techno
Downloads: 4,596 (2 reviews)
|Yatsuo Motoki - Circular Motion [stadt003] - Yatsuo Motoki|
Everything Flows, Nothing Remains The music of Yatsuo Motoki is a great mixture of experimental and modern sounds, always keeping the aesthetic aspect of music making in view. The individual styles of Micha and Christian put together produce a stirring and rousing mix, of which every song can be seen as small snap-shot of their life and mood. Like their mood, its not possible to clearly categorize their music, as the title of their release 'Circular Motion' already indicates...
Keywords: Minimal Techno; Listening Techno
Downloads: 4,027 (2 reviews)
|Motionfield - Tangrams & Techniques [gruen010] - Motionfield|
Squaring The Circle From time out of mind heaven is always symbolized by the infinity of a circle and earth by the finiteness of a square. Tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle which cuts the square into seven pieces: five triangles, one square and one parallelogram. The goal of the game is to arrange the pieces to create given geometric shapes, human figures in motion, buildings, animals, letters of the alphabet, etc...
Keywords: Experimental; Laidback Electronica; Melodic Downtempo
|Krill.Minima - Borkenkaefer [gruen006] - Krill.Minima|
Small Creatures, Large Effects In times of forests dieback and global environmental disease it seams to be controversial to praise these three litte creatures. The bark beetle appears when a forest is diseased and it will make the situation even worse. But thus it contributes to the regeneration of nature. New plants will grow on the ground when the work of this little bug is done. Bugs always drive us to reconsider a deadlocked situation and so we have to start anew...
Keywords: Ambient Techno; Minimal; Ambient Dub
Downloads: 2,937 (1 review)
|Monoide - Crispy Brown Rolls [stadt007] - Monoide|
Minimal Aspects Of A Brumal Breakfast Its cold outside but the kitchen is warmed to melt the stiff bones. The sweet smell of coffee soars in the air. Five crispy brown rolls are lying in the little basket, still saving the ovens warmth and evolving an irresistible scent. On one hand nobody should touch this beautiful still life; on the other hand the longing hunger is too powerful. Take one; the knife glides into it with a crispy sound...
Keywords: Bleep; Minimal Techno; Ambient Techno
Downloads: 2,852 (1 review)
|Lomov - Free Port [gruen001] - Lomov|
Moments Of Urban Calmness On one hand a 'Free Port' is the free trading zone of a harbour, where goods are being discharged, stocked, and again shipped. An area in which you sometimes can find a calmness within the daily unrest, but in which you may also feel a little bit lost. on the other hand you may read 'Free Port' as an open terminal of a computer, where you can plug-in other devices in order to widen your operative possibilities, or to get more information - actually, the real point of pr...
Keywords: Ambient; Clicks+Cuts
Downloads: 2,852 (1 review)
|Gate Zero - 6 Rooms [gruen013] - Gate Zero|
This EP by Gate Zero conducts us through six different rooms. But, what is the proper definition of a room? Asking Wikipedia, a room is an enclosed space in a house or other building. A room may have any number of doors and windows regulating light, airflow and access to the room. [...] Room also means needed space. Hmmm, lets go in depth and find out the official six descriptions. Room 1: A cellar is a type of basement, primarily used for the storage of food and drink (especially wine) for use ...
Keywords: Experimental; Abstract Down beat; Meditative Electronic
|Thomas Bornemann - Suggestion Box [stadt006] - Thomas Bornemann|
Technocratical Correctness Bremen-based Dj and Producer Thomas Bornemann comes along with his debut release on Stadtgruen. With four Detroit-rooted tracks, always funky with a touch of digital jazz and soul, Thomas gives an impression of that what he thinks electronic music is about. Base elements of his tracks are driving chords combined with 'usual' parts of a classic techno track, though still exciting...
Keywords: Tribal; Minimal Techno; Detroit Techno
Downloads: 1,818 (2 reviews)
|Renniac - Surround [gruen009] - Renniac|
Stories In Front Of Your Eyes In modern society, people more and more tend to see technology as something given. Because of the huge degree of specialization they are unable to understand the manufacturing processes and therefore unable to connect to any of the things they eat, wear or use in everyday life. Many of them are involved in production of one certain item, but they do not care whether they are getting their money for producing a tire or a coffee cup...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Glitch; Ambient; Clicks+Cuts
|Marko Fuerstenberg - Useless Cutz [stadt005] - Marko Fuerstenberg|
Necessary Changes To tell the netaudio community something about Marko Fuerstenberg aka Surphase is just like carrying coal to Newcastle. With his new release on Stadtgruen Marko shows a slightly different face than that of the well known master of endless dub-atmospheres and bone-driven beats. With some reflections upon his own situation as well as upon declining social circumstances he changed his attitude...
Keywords: Minimal Techno; Experimental
Downloads: 1,569 (1 review)
|Dataman - Abstrahism [stadt002] - Dataman|
Abstracting Cognition As A Resource Of Creation For Electronic Music Analysis is an omnipresent part of our reasoning and also an important ability to seize our environment. Synthesis which results from the information gained by the process of analysing is a product of our awareness. Performing these actions is meant to be aesthetic. We are living in a continual cycle between concrete perception (analysis) and abstract imagination (synthesis), so every human being realizing this logical division...
Keywords: Abstract; Minimal Techno
|Rob Keens - The Park [stadt001] - Rob Keens|
A Global Phenomenon A park is a system within a system, a place of more or less exotic things concerning respective topics like nature, fauna or exploration, a place for individuals to get in touch with unusual forms+figures which are not present in their daily life. Visiting a park always means expanding his own horizon and perhaps sometimes reaching another level of existence and understanding.
Keywords: Tribal; Techno
Downloads: 1,130 (1 review)
|Nights in Ural - Situations [gruen014] - Nights in Ural|
Among Reality and Sublimeness Who is man? Answering this question is not possible, if it comes to objective assessments. Being as such is rather depending on personal experience and can never be captured in an objective sense. Though we are continuously finding new starting points which try to make an objective definition. From here on everything written means to be true within the framework of my existence, but does not try to obtain objective verity at all...
Downloads: 1,091 (1 review)